Executive Team

Ted Lynch, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

As Southland's CEO, Dr. Lynch is responsible for effectively and efficiently leading the company's divisions using the strategic visions he has worked to put in place with Southland's Board of Directors, while also developing Southland's growth strategies.

Chuck Allen

Executive Vice President, Operational Excellence

As Executive Vice President of Operational Excellence, Mr. Allen leads Southland’s lean and process improvement initiatives with a focus on continuous improvement. Overseeing the company’s dedicated commitment to creating a lean culture, he facilitates best practice sharing, planning, and implementation efforts that ultimately lead to increased efficiencies, effectiveness, and profitability.

Joseph G. Cvetas

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Planning

As Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Planning, Mr. Cvetas helps set overall growth strategies and goals for Southland. Leading the company’s mergers and acquisitions approach, he is responsible for identifying opportunities for entry into new markets and products, the formation of strategic partnerships, and the acquisition of other companies.

Mike McLaughlin, PE

Executive Vice President, Southland Engineering

As the Executive Vice President of Southland Engineering, Mr. McLaughlin oversees the development of Southland Engineering, a division of Southland, and provides thought leadership for the integration of multi-discipline engineering solutions on regional and national projects. With extensive experience in the engineering and construction industry, he is able to help Southland Engineering strategically bring engineering services to market and meet its business goals.

Kevin Coghlan

Chief Financial Officer

As Southland's Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Coghlan oversees Southland's finance, safety, and legal departments. His wealth of expertise covers a wide array of financial and business management, including developing and executing corporate strategies, mergers and acquisitions, as well as financial planning and analysis.

Jay Culbertson

Executive Vice President, Construction

As Southland’s President of Construction, Mr. Culbertson provides leadership for all functions in the company’s existing regional divisions, and delivers overall company thought leadership and direction for Southland’s construction efforts. Focusing on driving sustainable growth and long-term performance, he is also responsible for developing members of Southland’s regional leadership teams.

Lisa Starr

Chief Human Resources Officer

As Southland’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Ms. Starr oversees the overall strategy, design, and implementation of Southland’s human resources plans, processes, and practices. She has extensive knowledge in business and human resources management, including developing competitive total rewards structures, talent management solutions, and executive coaching to support leaders and employees through change.